Kinda reminds us of gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam's recent dip with another four-legged friend.
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The White House Blog presents a delightfully furry April Fools joke:
Today, President Obama announced the creation of the President's Council on Beards, a committee of volunteer citizens and officials dedicated to honoring our nation's history, and promoting men's health and wellness.
Finding inspiration from today's visit by the renowned beard enthusiasts from the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, the President has pulled together an experienced, enthusiastic, and hairy team of council members to advise him on issues related to beard growth, health, and styles.
The post also has pictures of the president's many bearded advisors, which include a scruffy looking Jay Carney (White House Press Secretary), bearded woman Rachel Racusen (Associate Communications Director) and Bo the dog (First Canine).
They've even posted a video of a White House historian going over the history of presidential beards (and no, they're not talking about James Buchanan's wife).
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We'll see about that.
Watch what the owners caught on camera while they were out, AFTER THE JUMP...
Taliban forces in Afghanistan recently captured a military dog, a Belgian Malinois, in the first known instance of a dog being taken as a prisoner of war. Evidence of the captor was posted to Twitter this week by a known disseminator of Taliban propaganda, the WaPo reports:
A Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said the dog was captured after a long firefight between coalition forces and Taliban fighters in the Alin Nigar district of Afghanistan’s Laghman province in late December.
“The mujahideen valorously put tough resistance against the troops for hours,” he said in a phone interview Thursday. The dog, he said, carries the rank of colonel and was outfitted with sophisticated electronic devices.
“The dog was of high significance to the Americans,” he said.
The U.S. military has confirmed that the dog was captured after it was attached to a British special forces unit. It wears a protective vest and carried rifles and a GPS device that Taliban fighters hold in the video.
The dog can be seen looking sheepish and confused in the video.
“I know for sure the handler is devastated,” [Kevin Dredden, a former Air Force dog handler and Afghanistan veteran] said, noting the tight bonds that handlers and military dogs forge.
Dogs are given ranks that make them senior to their handlers, a practice designed to ensure that the humans treat the animals with deference. They have a rank patch on their body armor.
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YouTube user Ivan Cruz lived his life in the closet until he was inspired, in part, by his pet dachshund Thor to come out and tell his family and friends about his sexual orientation. Now, Cruz has shared his story with the world. It is a true testament to the power pets have and the small ways they can support us, with unconditional love, through the toughest times in our lives.
The video's description reads:
I never imagined the day I'd come out. For a long time, I lived in the same fear that many others currently live in. With the help of my best-four-legged-friend, Thor, I decided to make this video and share my coming out story. A big thanks to all the brave people on here who have taken the time to share their own coming out stories and that have inspired me to do the same.
This is my story. Enjoy.
Watch Ivan and Thor's story, AFTER THE JUMP...